Saigon Rose is a Vietnamese restaurant that stands apart, even in the congested and competitive culinary market of Melbourne. Located just a short walk from Prahran train station in – you guessed it – Prahran, they are purveyors of superb pho, seafood and noodle dishes, as well as a destination for all kinds of Asian curries. Dander over to Chapel Street, near the cross with High Street: just make sure you get a table by booking one in advance.
Melbourne is a paradise for those who love Vietnamese food – as good as anywhere in Australia – and on the eastern side of the city, in Prahran, one can find some of the finest examples around. One such restaurant is Saigon Rose, where they create southern Vietnamese specialities and serve them to all and sundry from their address on Chapel Street. Those travelling over can take the tram to High Street/Chapel Street, or the train to Prahran station: cheaper than flying to Vietnam, for sure.
The menu is as packed with Vietnamese favourites as one would expect. Pho comes in various forms, but you’d be remiss not to pick from the beef options: they do brisket, meatballs and sliced variants, or one with all three together. Throw in a few starters – spring rolls, fried wontons, soft shell crab, for for example – and you’ve got yourself a full on feast of a feed. Reserve ahead at Saigon Rose on Chapel Street in Prahran to make sure you get yourself a table.
Saigon Rose is one of those fabulous finds that you'll always be glad you visited. Magnificent food, great service and lovely staff. You must, must, must try the Salted Squid - their recipe for the coating is just to die for and the squic is always so fresh that it just melts in your mouth - you'll want a second plate, I guarantee :-)
Great restaurant fabulous food one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Melbourne. The food is always good and the staff are very helpful and friendly
Great food. Great service. There is a reason this restaurant has been around so long. My vegan friend was well catered for as they had vegan dipping sauces. The staff were very professional and friendly at the same time. The prices were very reasonable. Saigon Rose continues to be my favourite Vietnamese restaurant.